FIFA: Special software caught Blatter-Platini payment

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December 21, 2015

FIFA investigators used special software for financial watchdogs to catch the $2 million transfer that led to the ban on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, a source close to football’s world governing body said.

Unleashing the Swiss-developed programme which can analyse thousands of accounts in double quick time highlights the lengths now being taken to track doubtful money transfers in world football.

“It particularly looks for accounts which have multiple holders,” said the source close to FIFA.

The software flags the names of people whose name is on an account but he or she is not the primary holder.